Pachamama Coffee Cooperative expanded its Sacramento presence today. The locally based, global co-op—owned by the thousands of farmers who grow its coffee—opened its first Sacramento cafe at the former site of the Cultured and the Cured (3644 J Street).
Whereas the building didn’t really suit a cheese shop slash restaurant, it does feel perfect for a cafe, with bar seating looking out of large windows all around. With a fresh coat of cyan blue paint, the Pachamama doesn’t adopt the typical minimalist, beige and hipster look of cafes like Temple and Insight.
Still, single-origin pours abound. Affogatos are made with organic Strauss ice cream. Pastries come from Sugar Plum Vegan and Freeport Bakery, and a small refrigerator holds grab-and-go vegan lunch options from the Green Boheme. There’s also beer on tap.
Never heard of Pachamama? Most of its business lies in wholesale. Its main headquarters and roaster are in Midtown, but it also operates a cafe in downtown Davis. Read our interview with Pachamama’s Mollie Moisan from earlier this year here.